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Free space research and passing

Free space research and passing

 
Goal
Equipment
  • 4 cones
  • 4 poles
  • sufficient balls to ensure continuity
Preparation
  • Playing area: 20x20 meters
  • Players: 5
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Series: 4 of 2 minutes with 30 seconds of passive recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
Exercise to train free space research, receiving the ball with subsequent pass
First touch, Oriented control, Ball control, Pass
Organization

Place 4 cones to form a 20x20 meters square. Place a 5x5 meters square using the poles at the centre of the 20x20 meters square, setting the vertex in line with the larger square. Place a player B, C, D and E at each cone. Place player A at the center of the square. Give a ball to players B, C and D.

Description
  1. Player A starts from the square and moves to receive the ball from B
  2. A performs an oriented control and moves through the small square carrying the ball
  3. Player A passes the ball to player E
  4. A moves to receive the ball from C

 

 

  1. C passes the ball to A
  2. A performs an oriented control and moves through the small square carrying the ball
  3. A passes the ball to B
  4. A moves to receive the pass from D

 

 

  • The exercise continues during the whole series
  • After each series change the player from inside the central square

Variations
  1. Enlarge the sizes of both squares
Coaching Points
  • Encourage players to keep a high rythm
  • The objective of the exercise is to cleare the passing line for the teammate by moving sideways in order to receive the ball
  • The players movement after the oriented control must be performed in a way that can fool the rival
  • The foot that receives the ball must be slightly relaxed, with the possibility of cushioning the impact of the ball for a better oriented control
  • The player during the exercise, must complete the passing gesture following the trajectory with the movement of the leg after hitting the ball
  • Keep the ankle rigid hitting the ball, focusing on the point of impact 

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